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1506: Trials prove tree growth can be regulated

This paper is taken from a report of trials run by ADAS

Year of Publication2012

Tree growth can be reduced by using a tree growth regulator with no adverse phytotoxic effects. After three years of a five year trial all treated trees have reduced shoot extension and trunk diameter but with greater reduction in 2010 than 2011 probably due to degradation of the growth regulator in the tissues of the trees. The biggest reductions in growth took place in oak and beech (40% - 70%) with less response from poplar and willow (2-32%).

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